Streaming issues? Report here
CapeTalk_2021_Top_Corner 1000 x 1000 CapeTalk_2021_Top_Corner 1000 x 1000
Best of CapeTalk
22:00 - 00:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Early Breakfast with Africa Melane
See full line-up
Best of CapeTalk
22:00 - 00:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local
fiber_manual_record
Politics

[WATCH] BBC journalist grills Fikile Mbalula on 'insurrection' claims

22 July 2021 12:59 PM
Tags:
Politics
Fikile Mbalula
BBC
Mandy Wiener
Hardtalk
midday report
insurrection
Stephen Sackur

Mandy Wiener plays an excerpt of BBC journalist Stephen Sackur grilling Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.

A video of BBC journalist Stephen Sackur grilling Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula is going viral.

Sackur interviewed Mbalula for the current affairs programme HARDTalk.

He questioned Mbalula around ministers contradicting each other and the President, and on whether or not recent unrest amounts to a failed insurrection.

A lot of South Africans are sharing the video and asking why the local media is not asking these questions.

Mandy Wiener played an excerpt from the interview (scroll up to listen).

Was it an insurrection? No. Was there an attempt at insurrection? Yes.

Fikile Mbalula, Minister of Transport

I don’t know if you’ve had the opportunity to talk to your own Defence Minister, your Cabinet colleague, ‘cause she briefed the joint standing committee on defence that there was not an insurrection or a coup. If it had been such a thing, she said, it would’ve had a face…

Stephen Sackur, journalist - BBC

There is a face… They were calling for anarchy…

Fikile Mbalula, Minister of Transport



22 July 2021 12:59 PM
Tags:
Politics
Fikile Mbalula
BBC
Mandy Wiener
Hardtalk
midday report
insurrection
Stephen Sackur

More from Local

More from Politics